Personal Needs Allowance

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Georgia’s Personal Needs Allowance Increases to $70

By Hurley Elder Care Law | July 3, 2019

  After years of a stagnant personal needs allowance (it was stuck at $50/month for many years), Georgia has made increases two years in a row. In 2018, Georgia increased the personal needs allowance to $65. This year, Georgia has increased the amount to $70. This new personal needs allowance went into effect on Monday,…

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Increase in the Monthly Personal Needs Allowance

By Hurley Elder Care Law | August 15, 2018

This year, Georgia increased the amount of money that a nursing home resident receiving Medicaid benefits can keep from their monthly income. As you are aware, Medicaid is a means-tested health insurance program for those with limited income and assets (for a complete discussion on those limits, please click here). Medicaid’s Cost Share (or Patient…

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